Contract Manager - Dallas, US

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Contract Manager to work within the procurement team, based in our corporate head office in Dallas. This will be a critical role to the delivery of the group business goals for 2017 and beyond with visibility to our senior level and executive teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and lead commercial and legal negotiations with suppliers on price, delivery and quality, while showing ability to execute cost reduction initiatives and identify areas of cost savings.
  • Manage the business relations with different vendors for hardware, software and IT.
  • Prepare commercial and legal documents such as agreements, NDA's, Agreements,  Amendments and RFP.
  • Evaluate suppliers' quotations with regard to specifications, price, delivery, credit terms and all other data meeting the requirements of the internal customer (BU).
  • As part of supplier management, manage and monitor suppliers' performance, issue relevant reports, issue purchase orders, engage in ongoing cost reduction activities, agreement renegotiations, etc.
  • Ensure that data entered on Procurement systems is clear and accurate for reporting purposes.
  • Meet with internal customers to determine requirements, strategies, change in direction and insure ongoing compliance and communication of Procurement's policies and tools.
  • Source new services upon receipt of a clear specification from the requestor.
  • Explore new business opportunities (new suppliers, business models and methods).
  • Perform cost and financial spend analysis (benchmark, in-source vs. outsource).
  • Ongoing team-work and collaborate with colleagues and the various units: HR, R&D, Regional Management, Sales, Customer Support, Finance, Legal, and the Business Units.
  • Represent Company in a professional, coordinated and effective manner.

Job Requirements:

  • At least 3 to 5 years experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in purchasing practices and procedures within the IT/Telco arena are essential.
  • Previous experience working for truly global organisations.
  • Extensive experience in the services and the commodity market.
  • Strong negotiating and expediting skills.
  • Ability to be quick, agile and highly responsive.


About XML International

XML International is a leading global provider of human resourcing and recruitment services to telecom, technology, cyber security, engineering and financial services companies worldwide.

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Derbyshire House
St. Chad's Street
King’s Cross St. Pancras
London WC1H 8AG
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 3949 8321

Fax: +44 (0)871 218 6824

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